Through a divine series of circumstances I was given the privilege of spending three uninterrupted weeks with my twin sister while her husband was traveling for business and in the season before her grandchildren were born. It was a rare time of resplendent beauty, cherished peace, savored moments, and sweet tranquility. We hiked through the Wasatch Mountain Trails, walked along Little Cottonwood Creek where we shared Communion, prayed over the great Salt Lake Marina, visited the Mormon Temple, and enjoyed Catherine Pass Trail and the majestic Snowbird Ski Area.
"Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, NASB).
A couple of days before I was planning to drive back to Oregon where a new job awaited me, Jeannie's husband called to let her know his trip was extended. This gave us a second week to tour Arches National Park and Colorado National Park. Oh Joy!
For me, every day of my life is a prayer journey. Wherever I travel there are schools, hospitals, cities, states, rivers, mountains, lands, churches, businesses, and people in need of prayer, awaiting the favor of God to rest upon them.
We were privileged to have extravagant weather as we climbed the Cecret Trail to Cecret Lake which is certainly worth the hike. It is only about 4 miles round trip, yet the trail is very steep and at 10,000 feet above sea level. As the LORD had kindly healed my lungs in May earlier this year from a toxic poisoning in 1988, I was delighted beyond words to be able to hike any distance at all. It was a gift of many facets. Yes, we did see a mother and baby moose...way too cute!
As only the favor of GOD could ordain it, my sister's husband called again and his business trip delayed another week which meant 7 days turned into 21 days. My nephew, Jason, an avid rock climber took us to Colorado National Park on September 17.
On the last day of our 3 weeks of double delight adventures, we went up to Snowbird Ski Area to ride the tram and see the expansive majestic view of the Wasatch Mountains. It was a glorious way to end our vacation. 21 memorable and cherish days filled with humorous, happy countless moments. The kindness of GOD rained and reigned on us every single day!
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